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by AMC
21 Oct 2014, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Adult stabilisers
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Adult stabilisers

My great regret was doing just that on gravel on a veteran trike at a busy National Trust cafe. Less camber drift & more side-on wheelie coupled with broadside skid. Very red faced after that!
by AMC
21 Oct 2014, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Adult stabilisers
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Adult stabilisers

Thanks for all the considered replies - extremely helpful & the advice is much appreciated. Stabilisers just make the bike into a badly designed trike! Might as well go for a proper trike....it'll ride so much better. Yes, I'm sure that's the case, just space & weight really, plus she'll sti...
by AMC
20 Oct 2014, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Adult stabilisers
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Adult stabilisers

Sudden loss of power shouldn't result in a fall, but a throttle contolled e-assist would completely remove that risk. Yes, I felt that that would be the case, & in fact one of my reasons for suggesting a 2 wheeler is that I think she might find she can ride one fine - her son has recently bough...
by AMC
20 Oct 2014, 4:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folding Bicycle
Replies: 17
Views: 3278

Re: Folding Bicycle

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/22VQM33 Got to this too late unfortunately, Done but with two Bromptons and a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket its difficult to cover all three within the limitations of the survey. Worth thinking about the different geographical characteristics. European bikes such as Bromp...
by AMC
20 Oct 2014, 4:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Adult stabilisers
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Adult stabilisers

Does anyone have any experience of using stabilisers on an adult's bike? A friend's elderly mother is keen to get back into light cycling, but is concerned that a missing kneecap will mean she'll suddenly lose pedal power & fall off the bike. She's thinking of a small wheeled folding trike, but ...
by AMC
8 Aug 2014, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Roberts touring frame/bike or alternative. Opinions sought
Replies: 10
Views: 2335

Re: Roberts touring frame/bike or alternative. Opinions soug

Second that. My Roughstuff is the nicest bike I've ever ridden, & the paintwork is absolutely bombproof - it's got a strangely rubbery finish & even dropping it down the corner of a pebbledash wall barely scratched it.
by AMC
10 Jun 2014, 8:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurostar - luggage allowances
Replies: 4
Views: 5158

Re: Eurostar - luggage allowances

Thanks Spicerack - that's what I wanted to hear! I know luggage space is a bit limited on those trains but haven't been on one for a while so was worried they might have really tightened up. But sounds as thought they'll probably be reasonable so that's good! I did do a search for a previous thread ...
by AMC
10 Jun 2014, 10:28am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurostar - luggage allowances
Replies: 4
Views: 5158

Re: Eurostar - luggage allowances

Thanks - do you think they'll haul us up at check-in for the size of the bags though?
by AMC
10 Jun 2014, 9:22am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Eurostar - luggage allowances
Replies: 4
Views: 5158

Eurostar - luggage allowances

We're just about to leave for a fully laden trip down the Danube on our 20" wheel folders when I belatedly discover this on the Eurostar website: If you’ve got an adult ticket, you can take a maximum of 2 bags with you on the train. That’s as long as each item is no longer than 85cm. You can al...
by AMC
10 Jun 2014, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folders that ride like a normal bike
Replies: 37
Views: 4729

Re: Folders that ride like a normal bike

Another vote for Bike Friday and Airnimal: I have a BF New World Tourist, my wife has an Airnimal Chameleon. Both terrific bikes in their way, both have a quick fold that'll easily get them into a car boot or a shoulder bag, and both are available in sizes to suit 6ft+. +1 for Bike Friday. I've rid...
by AMC
13 May 2014, 3:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Campsite between Droitwich & Alcester
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Campsite between Droitwich & Alcester

Right, that makes sense, I'll call them in advance then to make sure. There's always a field somewhere if nothing better comes up!
by AMC
13 May 2014, 10:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Campsite between Droitwich & Alcester
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Campsite between Droitwich & Alcester

Great, thanks for that!
by AMC
12 May 2014, 8:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Campsite between Droitwich & Alcester
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Campsite between Droitwich & Alcester

Anyone know of a simple ish campsite in this area for 2 small tents camping this week? Nothing online or marked on the map as far as we can see. (This plea is an addition to the fantastic response for routes to Meriden this weekend - thanks all!)
by AMC
24 Apr 2014, 1:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route Kidderminster or Droitwich to Meriden
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Re: Route Kidderminster or Droitwich to Meriden

Wow! Thanks so much for your responses. I also had a useful reply from the Meriden Rally organiser, so between all these we should be able to find the right route. I'm away for a few days, but as soon as I get a chance I'll check out your suggestions in detail & get back to you if I need any fur...
by AMC
20 Apr 2014, 11:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Route Kidderminster or Droitwich to Meriden
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Route Kidderminster or Droitwich to Meriden

Three of us will be cycling from mid Wales to Meriden for the 100th Anniversary in May. We've sorted a route as far as Ludlow, but are trying to figure out a quiet route from there to Meriden, probably via Kidderminster or Droitwich, or points in between. The Sustrans routes don't seem very direct -...